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Viasat, Inc. VP of Infrastructure Engineering (7354) in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: DescriptionWant to be a leader of a fast-paced, technology-focused group of engineers focused on what's next in infrastructure and cloud technology to deliver a truly immersive connected experience to people anywhere in the world?Viasat's networks are reshaping how people think of satellite broadband and its capabilities across the globe: from consumers on the ground in the residential ISP market, to passengers enjoying a home-like connectivity experience while traveling on planes in the sky, to people on the go using WiFi in hard to reach places, to a variety of innovative products and services focused on keeping our government customers safe, secure, and connected.We are seeking an Infrastructure Engineering leader to help shape and transform the foundational infrastructure that powers and supports these capabilities, while innovating and creating new infrastructure and cloud technologies and capabilities to unlock even more possibilities for Viasat's world-class, global network.Viasat is searching for an experienced, infrastructure-savvy and software-oriented executive to lead our Global Infrastructure product and service engineering teams throughout the company. This executive will bring an established track record of success building and growing high-performing, software and security-oriented infrastructure teams, while serving multiple constituencies, such as the modern enterprise, service provider, and engineering development communities, with a focus on objective metrics and results to measure success.Working closely with a variety of Viasat's internal business and technology teams, including Customer Engagement, Business Transformation, Platform, Global Connectivity, Enterprise IT, and Data & Analytics teams, as well as our business segment executive leadership teams, the Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering will create, communicate, and lead the execution of a strategic and transformational vision & roadmap for infrastructure at Viasat.This position requires high caliber strategic and business decision-making, technology and market awareness, as well the initiative, influencing skills and ability to collaborate with Technology R&D and Executive / Business Segment leadership staff to transform that vision & roadmap into a reality to achieve our shared mission.Our ideal candidate possesses a unique blend of technical and business acumen, a wide-aperture, "see what's on the horizon" vision, and enjoys spending time in the market to understand our customer problems. This candidate can also collaborate with and drive a strong engineering team with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to create a world-class infrastructure platform serving a global service provider in a diverse set of markets and geographies.Job ResponsibilitiesBuilding, leading and growing a world-class infrastructure engineering product teamAligning the infrastructure product and service roadmap with the overall company strategic goals and technical visionLeading the definition, research and development, and architecture of next-generation infrastructure and cloud technologiesActing as a strategic technology partner and service provider for our business segments and other technology domain areas by developing and delivering on an infrastructure technology roadmap to meet their objectives while keeping on the leading edge of where the infrastructure technology domain is headingOverseeing the infrastructure product development and lifecycle management process from inception to product delivery through sustaining operations to appropriate technology refresh and replacementPartnering with business segment and technology platform product management to ensure the proper positioning and adoption of infrastructure technology p roducts and servicesEngage in, facilitate, manage and grow partnerships and relationships, internally and externally, to continue the evolution and delivery of a world class infrastructure technology set of solutionsRequirementsAt least 10+ years of experience in Infrastructure product development and management, and/or "hyperscale" infrastructure technology development and service deliveryAt least 5-7 years' experience managing a sizeable team infrastructure and/or software product development teams, integrating both in-house infrastructure product, service and tool development as well as leveraging 3rd party / service provider infrastructure solutionsExperience with, and demonstrated delivery leveraging Agile methodologies, DevOps principles, and "infrastructure as code" at scale in a heterogeneous environment supporting both cloud native and optimized on-premise/purpose built infrastructure solutionsExcellent listening, oral and written communication/presentation skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functionsStrong awareness of technology and architecture trends and their potential influence and applicability to Viasat's business and strategic objectives, while being able to demonstrate the business and market value of said trends to ViasatStrong teaming skills and experience to bring together diverse views, disciplines, and approachesCreates, fosters, and protects an inclusive, collaborative a